31st International Publishers Congress

The 31st International Publishers Congress will be held in London.

The 31st International Publishers Congress will be held at Olympia, West London on April 9-12 2016. This year Philip Pullman and Alaa Al Aswany will headline the Congress. The world famous authors join a line-up of influential global publishing leaders who will debate the publishing industry’s future. London will be the setting for the 31st

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Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist 2016

The Miles Franklin Literary Award longlist 2016.

The longlist for the 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award has been announced by Perpetual. Nine authors will compete to win this year’s prize. The Miles Franklin Literary Award is regarded as Australia’s most prestigious literary prize. The prize was established by Australian author, Miles Franklin and first awarded in 1957. It is awarded each year

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Do You Need an Editor For Your Book?

Do you need an affordable editor to edit your manuscript?

You’ve spent the last 18 months locked away in a room writing your first book. When your manuscript was completed you then spent a further six months self-editing and umpteen revisions. Your family and friends, who kept getting bizarre voicemail messages every time they called, are overjoyed when you finally make your first public appearance

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist 2016

The 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction is a book award for female writers.

The 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction has announced it’s longlist of twenty female writers. The Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. It is in it’s 21st year and is regarded as one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. Included in

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In Conversation With Author Kelly Creighton

Kelly Creighton is an author from Northern Ireland.

Kelly Creighton is an editor, novelist and short story writer from Northern Ireland. She is the author of The Bones of It which was published in 2015 by Liberties Press. The Bones of It was the San Diego Book Review novel of the year in 2015 and nominated for the 2016 Kate O’Brien Award. Kelly’s

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Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award Longlist

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2016.

The Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2016 has recently announced this year’s longlist which includes writers from six countries and across four continents. The longlist includes Man Booker shortlisted and longlisted authors Colum McCann and Deborah Levy as well as the winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize – Maggie Shipstead, the Guardian First Book

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Getting Published With Submit Saturday

Getting published is easier with Wednesday Blurb which is accepting book proposals and manuscript submissions.

Ready to Submit? We are looking for new writers from Australia, Britain (UK) and Ireland. To facilitate this we have created a streamlined manuscript submission process called Submit Saturday to encourage Australian, British and Irish writers to submit their unsolicited manuscripts to us. If your goal is to have your book published we would love

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2015 Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

2015 Aurealis Awards finalists have been announced.

  The Western Australian Science Fiction Foundation (WASFF) have announced the finalists for the 2015 Aurealis Awards. Winners of the 2015 Aurealis Awards, the Sara Douglass Book Series Award, and the Convenors’ Award for Excellence will be announced at the Aurealis Awards ceremony, on the evening of Friday 25 March, 2016 at the Hotel Jen,

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Billy O’Callaghan on Life as a Writer

Billy O'Callaghan is an Irish author.

Billy O’Callaghan is an Irish short fiction writer and author. He was born in Cork in 1974, and grew up in Douglas village, where he still resides. His first collection of short stories, ‘In Exile’, was published by Mercier Press in 2008. This was followed a year later by a second collection, ‘In Too Deep’

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Kim Kelly on the Stories That Shaped Her Writing

Kim Kelly is an Australian author who has published four books.

Kim Kelly is the author of six novels, all lorikeet-coloured tales about Australia, its heritage and its people. An editor and literary consultant by trade, stories fill her everyday – and most nights, too. Can you tell us some more about yourself, Kim? I’m a book editor in ‘real’ life and have been for twenty

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Content Marketing for Authors

Content marketing for authors is the process of creating and distributing valuable content to attract readers to build an audience, and attract ‘employers’ for writing or career opportunities.

Jin is a designer from Melbourne, Australia who is dedicated to helping Australian writers build their personal brands online. The following article is a step-by-step guide to help authors build their author platform. Content Marketing for Authors – A Step-by-Step Guide: If there’s one low-cost marketing strategy that’s perfect for writers, it’s content marketing. Content

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Why Choose Our Book Publishing Services?

Book publishing services.

Writerful Books provides a range of book publishing services for authors seeking assistance in getting published. In addition to manuscript assessments and a range of editing services we can work with you on a strategy for the successful completion of your writing project and having your book published. W are passionate about book publishing and

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Annika Milisic-Stanley on Her Novel

Annika Milisic-Stanley is the author of The Disobedient Wife.

Annika Milisic-Stanley was born in 1975 in the United States to Swedish and Anglo-German parents, but grew up in Britain. In addition to writing and painting, Annika works as a campaigner to raise awareness on the plight of refugees in Southern Europe. Anikka’s debut novel, ‘The Disobedient Wife’ was published in November 2015 and she

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Ali MC on His Punk Rock Travel Book

Ali MC is an Australian author of the book The Eyeball End.

Ali MC is a Melbourne-based musician, writer and photographer who grew up in both Australia and New Zealand. He has travelled through over 30 countries and works in inner-city Melbourne researching and documenting Indigenous history. As well as studying his Masters in Human Rights Law, Ali has also worked in remote Aboriginal communities in the

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Read Like a Writer

Quotes about authors, books and writing.

Read like a writer. Writing is a series of choices, so it’s important to approach a text as a series of choices and problem-solving solutions made by the author. Narrative design is the art of perception. By unpacking narrative design through reading, and rereading, we reveal not only an author’s way of seeing and thinking

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Kindle Instant Previews

Kindle Instant Book Previews allows customers to read previews of kindle books anywhere for free.

Amazon has launched a new widget called Kindle Instant Previews which allows authors, publishers and Amazon associates to embed samples of books onto their websites and blog pages allowing the customer to read a preview of the book anywhere for free. This simple widget allows authors and publishers to increase views of their books and

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David Bowie’s 100 Favourite Books

David Bowie's 100 favourite books.

Image from LitReactor David Bowie, who died on Sunday January 2016, will always be known for his trailblazing music and style but not many people know that he was also a literary man as well. A few years ago he compiled a list of his 100 favourite books. To his many fans and those interested in

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Book Council of Australia Scrapped

Banksy mural which says 'follow your dreams' with a canceled banner covering which is a comment of cutting arts from society.

The Federal Government has scrapped the Book Council of Australia which is an advocacy body for publishers and writers in the latest of a string of cutbacks to it’s arts budget which will result in $52.5 million being cut from arts projects as revealed in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) . News of

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Joan London Wins Best Fiction Award

Australian author, Joan London the author of award winning book The Golden Age.

Author Joan London has won ‘Best Fiction’ in the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for her book The Golden Age which is a story of resilience, the irrepressible, enduring nature of love, and the fragility of life. It is set in 1954. Thirteen-year-old Frank Gold, a refugee from wartime Hungary, is learning to walk again after

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